Do not let your heart be troubled. Believe in God. Believe also in me.
“Israel saw the great work which HaShem did to the Egyptians, and the people feared HaShem, and they believed in HaShem, and in his servant Moses.”
In my Father’s House are many homes. If it were not so, I would have told you. I am going to prepare a place for you.
“Behold, I send an Angel before you, to keep you by the way, and to bring you into the place which I have prepared.”
If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and will receive you to myself; that where I am, you may be there also.
Where I go, you know, and you know the way.
Thomas said to him, “Lord, we don’t know where you are going. How can we know the way?”
Yeshua said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father, except through me.
- Way – דרך
- Truth – אמת
- Life – חיים
The notarikon of these words spell “Echad.”
If you had known me, you would have known my Father also. From now on, you know him, and have seen him.
Philip said to him, “Lord, show us the Father, and that will be enough for us.”
Yeshua said to him, “Have I been with you such a long time, and do you not know me, Philip? He who has seen me has seen the Father. How do you say, Show us the Father?
Don’t you believe that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? The words that I tell you, I speak not from myself; but the Father who lives in me does his works.
Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me, or else believe me for the very work’s sake.
Most certainly I tell you, he who believes in me, the works that I do, he will do also; and he will do greater works than these, because I am going to my Father.
Rebbe Nachman says,
“Know, it is possible for the student to be greater than the master – that is, for him to possess double the portion of his teacher.”
Rebbe Nachman, Likutey Moharan 66:1A, Volume 8, Breslov Research Institute, pg. 65
The Breslov commentary explains,
“Lest we take this literally and mistakenly assume that a student reaches higher spiritual levels that his teacher, Rebbe Nachman clarifies that “greater” here refers specifically to the double measure of spirit.
Whatever you will ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
If you will ask anything in my name, I will do it.
If you love me, keep my commandments.
I will pray to the Father, and he will give you another Counselor (Paraclete), that he may be with you forever,
“R. Eliezer ben Jacob said, He who performs one precept has gotten to himself one advocate (paraclete); and he who commits one transgression has gotten to himself one accuser. Repentance and good works are as a shield against punishment.”
Pirkei Avot 4:15